Call it a sign of the times, call it a relief for closeted transvestites, call it too-haute-for-it’s-own-good-couture, call it what you will, but this just happened: Last week in New York, Donatella Versace unveiled the new Versus collection by Versace. The women’s wear was funky, young, and edgy, as one would expect. The men’s wear included mini skirts and dresses for those packing an XY chromosome.
While this is not specifically about legwear, this does herald the progression of men’s fashion across traditional gender lines. A significant part of our reader base is made up of men who enjoy wearing women’s hosiery (and often other accoutrements and clothing items), so this does become very relevant. After all, last year, Itallian fashion designer Emilio Cavalini blew up the fashion blogosphere by announcing their tights for men.
I’m pretty happy to be living in a world where, when it comes to fashion – anything goes. Donatella Versace just gave you permission to wear a skirt, gentlemen. Who’s up for it? The real challenge is in finding ways to blur the lines with taste and style. Have any of my male readers created a look that integrates both the masculine and feminine? Do you integrate pantyhose or other hosiery into your wardrobe? Are you a man in tights and a skirt? If so, let’s hear about it in the comments below!